She was dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as “the most talented girl in the world,” and now Charice Pempengco is showing the world his true and honest self. The former “Glee” star already came out as a lesbian back in 2013 and is now identifying himself as a transgender. However, it appears that confirming his sexuality is not enough for the 25-year-old singer and he has now changed his name to fit his identity.

Charice Pempengco shocked his followers last Sunday when he changed his username to Jake Zyrus in all of his social media accounts. Fans were initially confused if this is just one of the phases that he’s dealing with right now after his breakup with long-time girlfriend, Alyssa Quijano. But the globally acclaimed star quickly answered all the confusion by tweeting that Jake Zyrus is indeed his new moniker.

“My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed,” he wrote. “Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally.

I love you, everyone and see you soon.”

Former 'Glee' actress changes name to Jake Zyrus

Before his Jake Zyrus persona, Charice Pempengco was a young girl from the Philippines who captured everyone’s hearts after appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey show. He catapulted to stardom after singing his renditions of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” and “I Will Always Love You.” Both Ellen and Oprah repeatedly guest starred the singer that became his stepping stone to success and was even mentored by a highly-successful record producer, David Foster.

Jake Zyrus had a strong and powerful voice for his age and it was only a matter of time that phones started ringing for opportunities. One of those opportunities was to perform a duet of “Because You Loved Me” at Madison Square Garden in NY with his all-time idol, Celine Dion.

Jake Zyrus' undeniable talent catapulted him to success

His popularity did not stop there. Jake Zyrus then got the chance to release an international studio album in 2010 that entered the Billboard 200 at number eight.

He was the first ever Asian solo singer that landed in the top 10 of the popular albums chart.

As if that’s not enough, Jake Zyrus also landed a role in the hit musical comedy-drama television series, “Glee.” He played the character of an exchange student Sunshine Corazon and belted out popular songs like Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” and “Listen” from the movie “Dream Girls.”

As of writing, the singer formerly known as Charice Pempengco has been expressing his gratitude on social media for those who supported him throughout his journey.

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